Mathew 15:14-16

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Monday, December 28, 2015


Pretty great week!
This week has been super crazy because of the holidays. Everyone here parties like crazy so it has kinda thrown off our normal work schedule.
On Wednesday we celebrated Christmas together as a mission. We all got together at the temple and then we headed over to the stake center at the mission office and had a Christmas party and devotional. It was super awesome. We even sang Christmas carols in English! It was so weird! It was so cool to see everyone in the entire mission. Mostly because that meant more English speakers!! Yayyyyy!!!

Christmas Eve is the day everyone here celebrates. The whole day they just cook a ton of food and then they eat really late later that night. We had dinner at Hermana Gomez´s house. She is seriously so fun!! It was just her and her son but it was super kind of them to have us over. Also Christmas Eve night is when everyone here does fireworks. I fell asleep before the fireworks started but later that night the nose woke me up. It was seriously so loud!!!! But right after that somehow I fell back asleep.

Christmas day was sooo weird! Everyone sleeps in super late because they are all wasted. So walking around felt super creepy. It was also super hot that day so it felt nothing like Christmas. It was so weird to see kids playing in the streets with squirt guns. 
On Sunday we spent two hours walking around our area before church trying to wake people up. We wear our suits on Sunday and it was so stinking hot!!! Sundays are always the longest days ever. The biggest let down though was our investigator, Alexis, didnt show up to church because he was sick. Which is terrible timing because we were going to announce his baptism for this Saturday but because he didn´t come we have to change it to the week after.
On the bright side I am getting transfered this week!!!! I am leaving Merlo and going to Marcos Paz!!! My new companion will be Elder Marple! He is going to be finishing me training. Apperently he is awesome so I am super excited!! He was actually trained by my trainer as well which is kinda weird. In the missionary world, the trainers are called dads and the missionaries being trained are called sons. So you can probably imagine how complicated this is going to make the family tree...
Anyways I hope everyone had a great Christmas!

Elder Townsend

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